January 24, 2014

A Forgotten Human Rights Tragedy

Kerry Kennedy, Global Public Square

The Associated Press

Haidar is the leading human rights activist in the region known as Western Sahara, home to one of the least advertised, longest running human rights crises on Earth. Having traveled to the region, interviewed hundreds of victims, and witnessed the brutality firsthand when my own teenage daughter was attacked, I know that Haidar’s experience is all too common for the thousands of Sahrawi people living under the brutal grip of a Moroccan occupying force that believes no one is watching.

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TAGGED: Morocco, Sahrawi